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Mitch McConnell would fill a vacant Supreme Court seat during an election year. True or False?

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edit: presidential election year.

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  • 2 years ago
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    Mitch McConnell recently stated at a conference in his home state of Kentucky that if a vacancy on the Supreme Court occurred in 2020, he would allow it to be filled. This is stunning, even in this rabidly partisan environment. McConnell absolutely refused to allow President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, to receive a vote in the Senate in 2016 based on a stated principle that a President should not be allowed to fill a Supreme Court vacancy during an election year. Apparently, McConnell only believes Democratic presidents should not be allowed to fill a SCOTUS vacancy in an election year. For presidents in his own party, it seems, no such prohibition should exist.

    This is an outright violation of the separation of powers concept. The Senate, under McConnell, denied a president of an opposing political party the right to execute the duties of his office, while offering no such interference to a president of his own party. This is corruption prima facie.

  • 2 years ago

    That depends....

    In 2016 with a Democrat in the White House he stated that we should not do that during a Presidential election.

    The other day with the Orange Moron in the White House McConnell said he would fill it immediately.

    It seems Yertle the Turtle McConnell does not know himself.

  • -j.
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Depends what party the nominating President is in. McConnell is a joke.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Depends on who he thinks will be elected in the upcoming election. Obviously.

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  • Sam
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    2 years ago

    Mitch McConnell doesn't follow The Constitution of the United States of America,

    he makes up his own rules.

    And then changes his rules to suit himself.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    false

  • He said he would, so...Yes.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yep

  • 2 years ago

    If a republican is president, True. In fact, as long as a republican is in the Whitehouse he would rush the confirmation hearing to ensure it was completed before the election.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yes, the hypocrite said that

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Only if he agrees with the Supreme Court justice being picked. Basically, he does not believe in enforcing the will of the people. Just himself.

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